Safari: Unable to Remove or Delete Saved Password

Safari was storing an old password for my Gmail account, so it kept pre-filling an incorrect value.

It didn’t let me delete the obsolete entry, though. I tried clicking “Remove”. Nothing happens. “Remove All”. Still nothing.

Even when the checkbox to auto-fill usernames and passwords is empty (unchecked), the form still gets auto-filled!

Resetting Safari didn’t help, either.

The answer: Keychain Access.

Once you know that you have to use the Keychain, everything seems to work fine.

Keychain Access is located in Applications/Utilities.

5 Responses to “Safari: Unable to Remove or Delete Saved Password”

  1. Alex says:

    your post here comes to the first result of Google search and pin point directly to solve my problem for a few weeks. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Carlos Morel says:

    Thanks for this advice, since weeks I was trying to cope with this issue.

  3. David Prado says:

    Many Thanks for the info. This solved my issue too.

  4. Kimmo says:

    Thanks for sharing! Even Safari’s help doesn’t mention Keychain as a possible source of usernames. Having them stuck in the list was baffling.

  5. Linda says:

    Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! I have been trying to get rid of a bad password for what seems like forever.

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